Player: Connor Howe
University: Gerogia Tech.
Area of Study: Business Administration
Expected Graduation: 2023
Soldier Honored: James R. Patton
General: Has been a regular in the Tech lineup since his freshman year, mostly middle-of-the-order … Has two years of eligibility remaining (already decided to take advantage of the extra COVID year allowed by NCAA) … Finished the fall ranked No. 133 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, No. 60 in the Scratch Players Amateur Ranking, No. 65 in the PGA Tour University ranking (as of early November) … Came to Georgia Tech after a high school career in which he earned all-state honors four times and with a top-50 ranking nationally in the class of 2018 … Highest-ranked Tech signee in that class … Chose the Yellow Jackets over Stanford, Washington, Arizona State, UNLV, UCLA, BYU and Utah … Worked his way into the Tech lineup regularly in the spring of his freshman year and has remained there … Has a twin brother, Hunter, who plays golf at Weber State and two younger siblings.
Father played college football at BYU Idaho, an aunt played college golf at Weber State, and his grandfather played professional baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization … His father first took him to the golf course at age 5 … Enjoys hunting and fishing, as well as playing basketball, table tennis and cornhole, in his spare time … Studying business administration at Tech … Dean’s List (Fall 2018), Dean’s List (Fall 2019), Faculty Honors (Fall 2020), Dean’s List (Spring 2021).
2021-22: Tournament Results
Matched his career-best finish with a tie for seventh at the Windon Memorial Classic (208, -5) and the Hamptons Intercollegiate (217, +1) … Tied for 19th (204, -6) at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate and at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate (213, -3) … Posted a scoring average of 70.17 through nine fall rounds, third on the team … Ranked No. 56 in the nation by Golfstat, No. 80 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index at the end of the fall season.
2021 Amateur Highlights: Tied for fifth place at the Southern Amateur in West Point, Miss. (271, -13), which included a second-round 62 … Tied for seventh place at the Monroe Invitational (276, -4) … Tied for 11th at the Dogwood Invitational (275, -13), which included a second-round 61.
2020-21: Tournament Results
Tech’s highest finisher at the ACC Championship, solo ninth place, with a 3-under-par score of 207 … Tied for 21st at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional (215, -1) … Tied for 71st at the NCAA Championship and helped Tech win a playoff vs. TCU to make the 54-hole cut … Ranked No. 173 nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index, No. 222 in Golfstat … Earned his first career top-10 finish with a tie for seventh at the Amer Ari Intercollegiate, tied for 19th at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, finished 26th at the Linger Longer Invitational and tied for 23rd at the Calusa Cup … Had Tech’s third-best stroke average at 72.61 in a team-high 31 rounds … Career stroke average of 72.67 over 76 rounds.
- Georgia Tech’s Connor Howe chips-in on final hole to win Southeastern Amateur – Golfweek, July 23, 2020
- Jackets’ summer buzz muted by spring cancellation – Global Golf Post, August 1, 2020
2020 Amateur Highlights: Won three tournaments either outright or shared, and lost a playoff for the win in a fourth event … Captured the Southeastern Amateur in Columbus, Ga., by a stroke (199 -11), chipping in from just off the green for a birdie on the final hole … Closes a strong 2020 with a tie for ninth place at the Patriot All-America in Arizona (208, -2) … Finished 19th at the Carolina Trace GCAA Amateur (222, +6). … His other three events were local and regional events near his hometown of Ogden, Utah … Tied for first place in the Thanksgiving Point Amateur Championship, won the Hill Air Force Base Invitational and lost in a playoff at the Rocky Mountain Amateur.
2019-20: Tournament Results
Played in five stroke-play events, compiling a 73.67 stroke average in 15 stroke play rounds, missing only the Olympia Fields Collegiate in the fall … Helped Georgia Tech to the championship of the Cypress Point Classic; teamed with Noah Norton for a 4 & 3 win over UCLA in foursomes, went 1-1 in his matches … Made the Tech lineup for the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational, tying for 52nd place (225, +9) … Competed as an individual in the Carpet Capital Collegiate, tying for 31st place (224, +8) … Tied for 70th at the Amer Ari Invitational (218, +2) to open the spring, then tied for 13th at the Puerto Rico Classic (212, -4) and 53rd at the Southern Highlands Collegiate (226, +10).
2019 Amateur Highlights: Tied for 29th at the Dogwood Invitational (282, -6) … Finished 44th at the Porter Cup (286, +6).
2018-19: Tournament Results
Played in all 11 Tech events since missing out on the fall opener at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, and steadily improved in the spring season … Posteda 72.23 average in stroke play events, playing No. 5 in the Tech lineup for the last seven events after competing as an individual for three tournaments … Posted his top finish of the year at the ACC Championship, tying for 14th (212, -4) … Tied for 17th at the NCAA Pullman Regional (204, -6) … Tied for 22nd at the Clemson Invitational (212, -4) right before the ACC … Tied for 29th at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate for his top finish in the fall … Finished the spring No. 226 nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index, No. 234 in Golfstat.
2018 Amateur Highlights: Won the Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship at Daniel Island Club, S.C., by three shots (281, -7) … Tied for 31st (+12) at the Monroe Invitational in Pittsford, N.Y., and for 46th at the Sahalee Players Championship in Sammamish, Wash.
Junior Golf: Ranked No. 41 in the Class of 2018 and 168th overall by Golfweek … Listed No. 110 in the class of 2018 (No. 2 in the state of Utah) and 190th overall by the Junior Golf Scoreboard … Won the AJGA Hale Irwin Junior in 2017, and finished in the top 10 in four of 10 junior golf events since the beginning of 2017, including a runner-up performance in the FCWT Junior Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz. … Other top-10 finishes included the AJGA Project Worldwide Championship in Palos Verdes, Calif., and the Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational … Also earned top-10 finishes in the AJGA PING Heather Farr Classic and the FCWT at Grayhawk Raptor.
High School: Four-time all-state and all-district performer for coach Kory Woodland at Weber High School in Pleasant View, Utah, Lettered four years, serving as team captain all four years … Won the Utah individual state championship in 2016 and 2017 … Led Weber HS to district titles in 2016, 2017 and 2018 … Shot a state-record low score of 62 (-10) in the 2015 state high school championship.